Earthquakes, floods, droughts, storms: disasters seem to occur unexpectedly and with unimaginable force. But why do some countries better succeed than others to cope with extreme natural events? The WorldRiskReport 2011 helps to evaluate the vulnerability of societies to natural hazards. On behalf of Alliance Development Works, The United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) has developed the WorldRiskIndex and calculated risk values for 173 countries worldwide.
The report can be downloaded here
For a comprehensive overview of the report, please refer to the WorldRiskReport Fact Sheet.
A press release can be found under the following link.